Smoking can cause cancer of the lung, trachea and bronchi, mouth, throat and oesophagus, as well as of the colon and bladder. In addition, smokers have a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease, infertility and miscarriage. By kicking the habit you can reduce the risk of contracting such a disease enormously. According to the Zurich Cancer League, the following benefits become apparent already after a short time:
But not everyone finds it easy to quit smoking, even with the best of intentions. To help you kick the habit in the new year, you can now sign up for a group course with the Zurich Cancer League. If taking a group course is not an option, you may find our nine tips on how to quit smoking to be helpful.
In case you have any further questions on the topic of smoking, you can get information about smoking cessation from your advisers and doctors. SWICA offers generous contributions from its COMPLETA PRAEVENTA and OPTIMA supplementary plans to help you to quit smoking. Furthermore, pharmacies have a wide range of items, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum that will help you to quit.